Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 1 No 1 (2019): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2019.1909S09T06

Scaffolds, Implants and Drug Delivery Systems

Additive manufacturing of superparamagnetic micro-devices for magnetic actuation

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Anna C. Bakenecker (Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Luebeck), Ievgeniia Topolniak (Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany), Kerstin Lüdtke-Buzug (Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany), Brian R. Pauw (Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany), Thorsten M. Buzug  (Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany)

Abstract

3D microstructures with sub-micron resolution can be manufactured in additive manner applying multi-photon laser structuring technique. This paper is focused on the incorporation of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles into the photoresist in order to manufacture micrometer-sized devices featuring a magnetic moment. The aim of the project is to achieve untethered actuation of the presented objects through externally applied magnetic fields. Future medical application scenarios such as drug delivery and tissue engineering are targeted by this research.

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